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80A Woongarra Street, Bundaberg, QLD 4670

Bundaberg, QLD, AU, 4670

Flesh On The Bones: Researching for Crime Fiction with Meg Vann

Learn how to find great ideas for your crime fiction – from cosies to thrillers and more – and to flesh them out into gripping and accurate stories. Meg Vann will show you how to best locate and engage crime experts and resources for advice, and at what point in your project to consult them. You will explore creative writing techniques and structures to prompt and strengthen your use of research for crime writing. During this workshop, you will be supported to develop an action plan for writing your own crime story.


Workshop for beginner and intermediate writers. More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here.

About Meg Vann

Meg Vann is a crime thriller writer and academic who founded the renewed Queensland chapter of Sisters in Crime and is a board member of the Australian Crime Writers Association. Meg is the former CEO of Queensland Writers Centre, and is studying an MPhil in Creative Writing at The University of Queensland.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Unless otherwise stated, QWC workshops and events are suitable for participants aged 16 years and over. If you are under 18 years of age, please check with us for suitability before purchasing a ticket. 

What can I bring into the event?

You can bring either pen and paper or a laptop along with you to write with. If you do bring a laptop, please remember to bring a power adaptor if necessary. 

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 or email us at 

What’s the refund policy?

If Queensland Writers Centre cancels an event, we will try to reschedule it for a later date. If we cannot reschedule the event, or if you are unable to attend on the amended date, your payment will be refunded in full.
Except in special circumstances, if you cancel a booking for, or are unable to attend an event, workshop, seminar, or course, Queensland Writers Centre cannot provide a refund. You can contact us to discuss your situation on 07 3842 9922 or email us at

Terms and Conditions

All information is correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes to the advertised program information (including course content and tutors), but if this occurs, we will try to provide as much notice as possible.
We expect that all participants will behave respectfully and professionally towards their tutor and fellow students. We reserve the right to remove anyone who behaves in an aggressive or disruptive manner. If a participant is asked to leave the class on this basis, we will not offer a refund.
We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense sustained by students as a result of an event or circumstance whether arising from natural cause, human agency or beyond our control otherwise.


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